Making a complaint
We can only deal with complaints about the personal conduct of judicial office holders. This means that we cannot accept complaints about a judge’s decision or the way a judge has managed a case. Please see the ‘What can I complain about?’ page for further information before making a complaint. Complaints which fall outside our remit will be rejected.
A complaint to the JCIO must be made within three months of the matter complained of. We can only extend this timescale in exceptional circumstances.
A complaint to the JCIO must be made in writing. In setting your complaint you need to provide:
- Your name and contact details
- Name of the judicial office holder you wish to complain about
- Date of the incident you are complaining about and where it took place (i.e. name of the court or provide your court case number, where applicable)
- Detail of your complaint (i.e. what the judge said or did to make you think their actions amount to misconduct)
We may not be able to accept a complaint for consideration if the above details are not provided. For further information about the level of detail to include see the ‘What do we need from you’ page on this site.
If you wish to submit a complaint, please click here
If you are experiencing any issues with our online portal, please call our office on 02070734719 and speak to a caseworker who should be able to assist you.
If you wish to make a general enquiry, email email@example.com. Please note that complaints sent to this mailbox will not be responded to.